Flutes

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
M1 bb. 126-130:
Flute tune. Accompanied by bass clarinet, and low strings.

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 60:
Flute solo.

 

Oboes

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
M1 bb. 63-65:
A typical woodwind passage, with oboe tune and horn joining in.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
M3 bb. 62-66:
An oboe melody in the low register. Bassoons accompany, and horns sustain filling-in harmony.

Gustav Holst: The Planets: Venus (Philharmonia/Gardiner
DG445 860-2)
2 after IV:
Oboe solo (upper register, piano).

Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo (Love the Magician): En la cueva (Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI CDM 69037 2)
Fig. 3:
Oboe solo.

Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo (Love the Magician): Danza rituel del fuego (Ritual Fire Dance) (Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI CDM 69037 2)
Fig. 24:
Oboe solo, later doubled on clarinet.

Magnus Lindberg: Cantigas (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony Classical SK 89810)
bb. 387-404:
A wide-ranging oboe solo.

Claude Debussy: La Mer (Philharmonia/Cantelli
Testament SBT 1011)
II Fig. 17:
Oboe in the high register.

Cor Anglais

Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SK573274)
Fig. 127-129:
Cor anglais solo.

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-cornered Hat): Farruca (Philharmonia/Giulini
EMI CDM 69037 2)
Fig. 1:
Cor anglais solo.

 

Clarinets

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 4 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80555)
M3 bb. 71-75:
Clarinet tune with bassoon accompaniment.

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Muti
EMI CZS 7 67314 2)
Opening:
Low clarinet in A.

 

Saxophones

Maurice Ravel: Bolero (Philharmonia/Maazel
EMI CDE 7 677812)
Fig. 6:
Tenor saxophone. This is quite an old recording and the playing style is classical French, with lots of vibrato.

Maurice Ravel: Bolero (Philharmonia/Maazel
EMI CDE 7 677812)
Fig. 7:
Sopranino saxophone. This is quite an old recording and the playing style is classical French, with lots of vibrato.

Bassoons

Jean Sibelius: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Salonen
Sony SMK 66234)
Molto moderato 7 before L:
Bassoon solo over strings.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony 5 (Philharmonia/Zander
Telarc 2CD-80569)
M5 bb.3-12:
A 'character' passage for bassoon, with oboe.

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